08 Jun '11, 12pm

v @mardomak #France slams #Iran enrichment boast as 'provocation'; AFP #IranElection

PARIS - FRANCE denounced on Wednesday Iran's announcement that it plans to triple its capacity for enriching uranium as a 'provocation', accusing Teheran of repeated violations of international law. 'Iran must immediately end this constant violation of resolutions by the United Nations Security Council and the IAEA governors, rather than showing its contempt for international law,' a foreign ministry spokesman said. Earlier, Iranian nuclear chief Fereydoon Abbasi Davanihad told state media the country's efforts to enrich uranium to the 20 per cent level needed for nuclear fuel would shift to a plant in Fordo and be ramped up. Western capitals fear Iran will eventually make the leap to enrich uranium at the much higher level needed to create a nuclear weapon. They oppose any moves to improve the Islamic republic's enrichment capacity. 'The announcement is a provocation. It ...

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